The Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) is an international forum of 29 countries and the European Union with an overarching mission of reducing the vulnerability of people worldwide to terrorism by preventing, combating, and prosecuting terrorist acts and countering incitement and recruitment to terrorism.

Our forum brings together experts and practitioners from countries and regions around the world to share experiences and expertise, and develop tools and strategies on how to counter the evolving terrorist threat. The GCTF is Co-Chaired by Canada and Morocco.

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New interactive content!

Documents of the GCTF Lifecycle Toolkit are now available in an interactive format as well. Here you can find some of our documents as interactive infographics, where you can navigate through the different elements of our good practice documents, guidelines and recommendations on prosecuting terrorists, rehabilitation and reintegration of foreign terrorist fighters, as well as the important role of psychologists and religious leaders can play in this process.   

New videos on the GCTF's work on foreign terrorist fighters, their returning families and homegrown terrorism!

Short videos are now available that explain the GCTF's work on providing non-binding good practices for States on how to more effectively respond to the foreign terrorist fighters (FTF) phenomenon, how to address the threat of returning and relocating families of foreign terrorist fighters and on ways to prevent, detect, intervene and respond to homegrown terrorism.

You can check out all GCTF videos here!

Listen to our podcasts on national CVE strategies and CT responses in the criminal justice sector!

We have created podcasts covering core GCTF Framework Documents. You can now listen to our podcasts explaining the Rabat Memorandum on Good Practices for Effective Counterterrorism Practice in the Criminal Justice Sector and the good practices on developing national CVE strategies.

Four years of GCTF Co-Chairmanship

The Kingdoms of Morocco and the Netherlands published a Legacy Paper of their work within the frameworks of their Co-Chairmanship of the GCTF between 2015 - 2019. The Legacy Paper highlights the former Co-Chairs' main achievements, as well as the strategic priorities of their Co-Chairmanship. 

The Legacy Paper is available in Arabic, English and French.

Ministerial Statements from the Tenth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting

Please see below the Ministerial Statements of GCTF Members, GCTF-Inspired Institutions and the United Nations delivered at the Tenth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting held in New York, United States on 25 September 2019:

Handover of GCTF Co-Chairmanship

The Tenth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting marks the end of two consecutive mandates of the Kingdom of Morocco and the Kingdom of the Netherlands as Co-Chairs of the GCTF. Canada and Morocco will take over the Co-Chairmanship for the upcoming two years.

Assistance to Victims of Terrorism Immediately after the Attack and in Criminal Proceedings

Criminal Justice and Rule of Law Working Group - Fifth Plenary Meeting

Criminal Justice and Rule of Law Working Group - Fifth Plenary Meeting

16 January 2017

CAIRO - Egypt - The GCTF's Criminal Justice and Rule of Law (CJ-ROL) Working Group’s co-chairs, Egypt and the United States, held the Fifth Plenary Meeting of the Working Group on 16 January 2017.

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Initiative on Strategic Communications and Social Media Aspects in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism - Expert Meeting

Initiative on Strategic Communications and Social Media Aspects in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism - Expert Meeting

9-11 January 2017

LONDON - United Kingdom - The GCTF’s Strategic Communications and Social Media Aspects in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Initiative Co-Leads, Switzerland and the United Kingdom (UK), organized an Expert Meeting on Strategic Communications and Social Media Aspects in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism on 9-11 January 2017.

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Initiative on the Protection of Soft Targets in a Counterterrorism Context - Inaugural Meeting

Initiative on the Protection of Soft Targets in a Counterterrorism Context - Inaugural Meeting

8-9 December 2016

ANTALYA - Turkey - The GCTF's Soft Targets Initiative (STI) Co-Leads, Turkey and the United States, chaired the inaugural meeting of the Protection of Soft Targets in a Counterterrorism Context in Antalya held on 8-9 December 2016.

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Detention and Reintegration Working Group - Third Plenary Meeting

Detention and Reintegration Working Group - Third Plenary Meeting

1-2 December 2016

BATAM - Indonesia - On 1-2 December 2016, Indonesia hosted the GCTF Detention and ReintegrationWorking Group's Third Plenary Meeting in Batam, Indonesia.

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Sahel Working Group - Fourth Plenary Meeting

Sahel Working Group - Fourth Plenary Meeting

28-30 November 2016

ALGIERS - Algeria - The GCTF's Sahel Working Group Co-Chairs, Algeria and Canada, organized the Fourth Plenary Meeting of the Working Group in Algiers, Algeria.

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